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Around The Forest: Tobin Heath wins Pro Female Athlete Of The Year at Oregon Sports Awards

Christian Pulisic disses Bayern, FIFA is looking into some rule changes and more!


Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath receives Female Professional Athlete of the Year Award at Oregon Sports Awards | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath was awarded the 2016-17 Harry Glickman Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year as part of the Oregon Sports Awards presented by Nike, it was announced Sunday evening at the Oregon Sports Awards show held in Beaverton, Ore., at Nike World Headquarters.

#StatMan Three | Timbers' shutout streak in league play ends at 231 minutes | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers fell 2-1 to the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, Colo. on Saturday night. Here's a look at a few of the numbers that defined the game.

Major League Soccer:

Family affair: The father-son bond that brought Atlanta United into being |
Atlanta United’s owner was first introduced to the sport while living in California in the 1970s, as an activity for his oldest son Kenny, a grade-schooler at the time. Kenny wasn’t taken with the beautiful game, though, electing to lie down on the field and take a rest during the action.

MLS: 29 goals in 90 seconds - ESPN FC
From David Villa's historic brace to Bradley Wright-Phillips late heroics, relive all the goals from around MLS in Week 16.

From the delivery room to BC Place: An eventful Saturday for Brek Shea | Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Shea and his wife, Carling, celebrated the birth of son Zepplin Brekken at 4:40 p.m. PT on Saturday afternoon. Just over two hours later, Shea was on the pitch at BC Place, starting for Whitecaps FC and playing 83 minutes.

Tempers flare for Columbus Crew SC fans after Cup loss - Massive Report
Tempers flared amongst some of the traveling supporters after Columbus Crew SC’s upset loss to FC Cincinnati on Wednesday evening. Some near the front of the visiting supporter’s section gave head coach Gregg Berhalter an earful

Armchair Analyst: 22 teams, 22 takes following Week 16 of the MLS season |
We jumped from international play to the US Open Cup to a full slate of weekend games, so I'm a little fried and my thoughts are a little scattered. Let's work through them together, shall we?

Toronto FC ready to test ballyhooed depth during upcoming busy stretch |
Fresh off a grueling stretch that saw the team play 10 matches over 37 days, Toronto FC are braced for an even busier spell over the coming weeks.

NYCFC's Patrick Vieira talks US talent and possible national team future |
Ahead of New York City FC's 2-1 win over Seattle on Saturday afternoon, NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira sat down for a candid interview on ESPN FC's Boot Room series with analyst and color commentator Taylor Twellman that aired at halftime. City fans will certainly want to sit up and pay attention, but US national team fans should take note: Vieira had plenty to say about US players – and even a potential future with the national team.

United States:

New USMNT Gold Cup jersey leaked - Stars and Stripes FC
Rumors have been circulating since winter that the United States Men’s National Team would be getting all-new kits just for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Christian Pulisic disses Bayern Munich and stunts in a sports car at home in Pennsylvania - Fear The Wall
Pulisic returned home to Hershey this weekend and attended a local youth soccer tournament, where he was treated like a rock star. The 18-year-old Dortmund sensation signed autographs, posed for pictures, and answered some questions about life with BVB and the USMNT.

Q&A: Bruce Arena on the U.S. MNT's Successful June WCQ Camp - U.S. Soccer
U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena discusses the team's successful June camp, which saw the USA pick up four crucial World Cup Qualifying points in a 2-0 win vs. Trinidad & Tobago and 1-1 draw vs. Mexico at Estadio Azteca

World Cup status more secure, U.S. soccer shifts attention toward Gold Cup - The Washington Post
With the U.S. World Cup qualifying campaign on stable ground, Bruce Arena will set aside global aims for a few weeks and turn attention to regional ambitions: the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a biennial competition with no bearing on next year’s grand tournament in Russia.

Report: Erik Palmer-Brown attracting interest from Ajax, others in Europe | ProSoccerTalk
Palmer-Brown recently shined for the U.S. Under-20 national team at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea, and served as the nation's captain at the competition.


Dribbling on free kicks? 60-minute games? FIFA's lawmakers consider huge changes | FOX Sports
Could we soon see the end of stoppage time in soccer and shorter matches? What about players dribbling on free kicks instead of, well, kicking the ball?

Chile continue to entertain but are they close to burning themselves out - ESPN FC
Chile have entertained for three summers straight with their attacking style but will their shining light burn out ahead of next summer's World Cup?

Milan on Monday - 19th June 2017 - The AC Milan Offside
I don’t think many people expected the Donnarumma saga to end like this - at the very least we expected the youngster to sign a deal before leaving on a big money deal to another club - but refusing the deal altogether? It was a bolt in the blue.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino booted ethics committee members who were investigating him -
The ouster of Sepp Blatter returned credibility to FIFA for all of... a few months. New president Gianni Infantino is already looking extremely suspicious after he ordered the replacement of ethics committee members while they were investigating him for possible wrongdoing.